My philosophy of physical education in the secondary setting deals with students becoming physically fit. Also, students learn how to communicate with others, especially in a team setting. My philosophy also holds in it different teaching methods. Methods that physical education teachers can use to get the most out of their students.
With this philosophy of physical education I plan to use it toward becoming a good teacher. The major reason for having physical education in secondary schools is to lead the students toward a better lifestyle and to be physically fit. I have learned a book that I have studied five factors of a physical fit person. One factor is that a physically fit person “has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities”. The second factor, is the person physically fit”.
The third factor is “does this person participate regularly in physical activity”. The fourth is a physically fit person “knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activity”. The last factor is that a physically fit person “values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle”. The plan as physical educators is to have each child be a physically fit person, by their exit of high school. This will take some work but I believe it could be done.
Another very important issue to be learned in secondary physical education is teamwork. This is a very important aspect in everyday life. This helps people think of others as much, or more, than themselves. Today some work places are going to the team oriented style of work. The worker needs to be able to express ideas amongst his/her teammates and come with solutions together. A good activity that could be introduced in secondary physical education programs is a ropes course.
Rope courses are great for students to get into the teamwork mentality. This could help students be dependable on each other and trust each other. Education is not only a necessity, but a major part of life. Some children perceive school as a punishment. Including myself, that was the way I felt as a little child.
But as I grew older I found out that learning can be fun. Some children seem to take education for granted. Educators need to be aware of this and make children realize that they are accomplishing something every time a fact is embedded in their head. A good way of letting children no they are learning is by positive feedback. Positive feedback can work wonders with struggling students, as well as achieving students.
In my own experiences of playing sports I had two very different coaches. One coach was very positive and one was very negative. The coach who offered positive feedback is the coach I admired more, and is also the coach I listened to the most. The coach who said negative things, I didn’t care to listen to. By giving positive feedback the teacher or coach allows the child to be a believer in his/her self. When the learner starts believing in themselves then learning becomes easier and more learning occurs.
I would like to make physical education an enjoyable learning environment. A place where children can look forward to coming, especially in the secondary setting. Students have so many other things to think about. Guys think about girls and girls think about guys. Some students even have to worry about their after school job. Physical educators need to be able to express the subject matter in a interesting way for the learners to better understand.
If teachers made an effort to make their classes as enjoyable as possible for learning, students may eventually love attending physical education classes. Every student has the ability to learn. Some students learn at a more rapid pace than others. In physical education class we will be teaching them all. Our job as physical educators is to bring out the best in each student. Even if the student doesn’t learn easily.
For example, special education students have trouble learning, if they can accomplish just a simple task it would be great. The teacher could give that student feedback on a job well done and the .